TUI’s Arke takes delivery of its first B787

Arke, part of the TUI Travel group has celebrated the arrival of its first B787-8 Dreamliner at the Dutch carrier’s base at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.


TUI’s Arke takes delivery of its first B787


Arke, part of the TUI Travel group has celebrated the arrival of its first B787-8 Dreamliner at the Dutch carrier’s base at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. “The 787 Dreamliner is an excellent fit for our Dutch operations and we are delighted to be the first carrier in the Netherlands to offer this product as part of our unique holiday experiences,” said Elie Bruyninckx, CEO TUI Netherlands.

Arke will use the B787 on its service between Amsterdam and the islands of Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean. The airplane is the first of three Dreamliners to join the carrier’s all-Boeing fleet that also includes Next- Generation B737s and B767-300ERs (Extended Range). TUI Travel has ordered a total of 15 787-8s, of which six have been delivered and are currently in operation with three of the six airlines it operates; Thomson Airways, Jetairfly and now Arke.